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Sculpture at Scenic World

Galleries? We hear they’re overrated. This art exhibition is in the middle of a eucalyptus forest.

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The gates of Sculpture at Scenic World have opened and crowds are flocking to see it’s month-long glory. The acclaimed exhibition has been running for 8 years, and 2019 will see a plethora of new domestic and international artists showcasing their incredible artworks.

This is not a Still Life, Corrie Furner

Venture through the twists and turns of the Scenic World boardwalk and watch the bold sculptures and installations wrap their way through the wildlife. The forested ceiling tends to shelter the area from the harsh sun, so the installations light up the space around them.

Blue blue mountains, ELIN&KEINO

The collection, carefully curated by Justin Morrissey, took a team of ten installers and several professional tree climbers about two weeks to install.

Curator Justin Morrissey with Heidi McGeoch’s Iron Clad

There’s a wide range of art on display: from modern and abstract, to environmental protest. Some are even a little creepy. The 25 artworks will be exhibited from the 12th April to the 12th of May. 

Into the Woods Red Mountain Hood, Damian Castaldi & Solange Kershaw

There will also be an extensive program of free events, including daily guided tours, artist workshops and entry to Sculpture Otherwise – an indoor exhibition of smaller works held at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.

The exhibition happily caters for families, with the little ones encouraged to explore the artworks with a Kids Art Ninja Trail Guide to fill out along the way.

There’s also a program of family orientated activities that will run throughout the exhibition time frame, including the daily Puzzle & Shadow Play workshop, the Ninja Play puppet workshops, and the Nature Play workshop on Sundays.

Workshops are free and run from 10am-2pm in the Makerspace in the Scenic World plaza. The little ones will also get the chance to make their own masterpieces with the free Sculpture for Small People program.

Sculpture at Scenic World is accessible by both the Scenic Cableway and the Scenic Railway, which makes the journey to and from the exhibition even more exciting.

At a 52 degree incline, the Blue Mountains Scenic Railway is the steepest passenger railway the world. Picture: Jemma Newlyn

It’s also a great excuse to head to the Terrace Cafe to watch the sunset while you grab a drink.

The Terrace Cafe boasts panoramic views of the National Park.

Prices start from $44 for adults, $24 for kids and $119 for a family pass. Season passes are available including unlimited entry to Sculpture at Scenic World from April 12 – May 12

Tickets are available here. 


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